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WISE is a NASA mission surveying the whole sky in infrared. This project is looking at stars to find dusty debris disks, similar to our asteroid field. These disks suggest that these stars are in the early stages of forming planetary systems. Learning more about these stars can tell us how our Solar...
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"We need your help looking through tens of thousands of images from the Spitzer Space Telescope and WISE satellite observatory. By telling us what you see in these infrared data, you will help scientists better understand how stars form and discover some of the most massive stars in our Milky Way...
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Is there a large planet at the fringes of our solar system awaiting discovery, a world astronomers call Planet Nine? We’re looking for this planet and for new brown dwarfs in the backyard of the solar system using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. But we need...
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Planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy are known as exoplanets. One way we can detect whether there is a planet orbiting around another star is to look for a dip in a star's brightness as a planet crosses (transits) in front of it. Identifying these exoplanets provides us with a fantastic...
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